Back Porch Music Sunday

Sun 8-11p

Back Porch Music with Keith Weston - a collection of folk, traditional music, singer-songwriter and the best old and new acoustic music.  Sunday at 8-11 p.m. Keith has been hosting Sunday evening Back Porch Music since 1996.

Keith in the WUNC music library with one of the Best of BPM Cds.
Credit MelShoots

Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithweston.

See the current BPM Sunday playlist and links to our playlist archive.

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April 28, 2013

8:04 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
8:07 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
8:11 PM
The Swimming Song
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : The BBC Session
Label : Fuel
8:14 PM
Pig Politics
Artist : Walt Koken
Album : Hei-wa Hoedown
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
Who Broke The Lock
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
Old McDonald
Artist : Mark Newton & Steve Thomas
Album : Reborn
Label : Pinecastle
8:23 PM
Small Bright Doses
Artist : Winterpills
Album : All My Lovely Goners
Label : Signature Sounds
8:29 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Departure and Farewell
Artist : HEM
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Nettwerk
8:39 PM
No Money In This Deal
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Epic Legacy
8:41 PM
Stranger In This House
Artist : George Jones w/Elvis Costello
Album : My Very Special Guests
Label : Epic
8:45 PM
The Race Is On
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country
Label : Epic/Legacy
8:47 PM
Silver Lake
Artist : Rhys Jones / Jeff Miller / Jim Nelson
Album : All I've Got's Done Gone
Label : Music Masters
8:51 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Live; We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light
8:56 PM
Crow River Waltz
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6- and 12-String Guitar
Label : Rhino
9:04 PM
Hammer And Nail
Artist : The Indigo Girls
Album : Nomads Indians Saits
Label : Epic
9:08 PM
Little Bird
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:10 PM
Dillard Chandler
Artist : Last Forever
Album : s/t
Label : Nonesuch
9:14 PM
Call It a Night
Artist : KGB: Julie King / Claude Ginsburg / Dave Bartley
Album : Contra-Intelligence
Label : Mole Records
9:18 PM
Another Man’s Shoes
Artist : Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
Album : Good Light
Label : Magnolia Music
9:23 PM
Little Pink
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Barefoot Boy with Boots On
Label : Rounder
9:25 PM
Train That Carried My Gal From Town
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits' Motel
Label :
9:28 PM
Let’s Go To Town
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Complete
Label : Document
9:31 PM
Artist : Tangle Eye
Album : Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Label : Zoe Records
9:36 PM
The Hobo’s Last Ride
Artist : Norman & Nancy Blake
Album : The Hobo's Last Ride
Label : Shanachie
9:40 PM
Winter Harvest
Artist : Matt Flinner Trio
Album : Winter Harvest
Label : Compass
9:45 PM
Phoebe Snow
Artist : Bryan Bowers
Album : Friend For Life
Label : Flying Fish
9:52 PM
Arbor Day
Artist : Solas with Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
9:57 PM
I’m Looking Through You
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House
10:04 PM
Blue Yodel #7
Artist : King Wilkie
Album : Broke
Label : Rebel
10:07 PM
You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Artist : Patty Loveless
Album : Mountain Soul
Label : Epic
10:14 PM
North To Alaska
Artist : Johnny Horton
Album : Columbia Country Classics Vol 3: Americana
Label : Columbia
10:17 PM
Farewell To the Gold
Artist : Nic Jones
Album : Penguin Eggs
Label : Topic
10:22 PM
Guilbeau Pelican & Napoleon’s Reel
Artist : BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako to Carencro
Label : Compass
10:28 PM
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Artist : Tommy Edwards
Album : North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore & More
Label : Salisbury Street Recordings
10:32 PM
Old Kimball
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Sun To Sun
Label : self
10:35 PM
Old Ten Broeck
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
10:38 PM
Ten Broeck and Mollie
Artist : Mike Seeger & Friends
Album : Fresh Oldtime String Band Music
Label : Rounder
10:44 PM
Hornpipe Medley
Artist : Dick Kimmel
Album : Fishin' Creek Blues
Label : Copper Creek
10:48 PM
Oh The Wind And Rain
Artist : Jody Stecher
Album : Oh The Wind And Rain
Label : Appleseed


WUNC Updates
3:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh

Doyle Lawson (holding mandolin, left center) and Quicksilver
Keith Weston WUNC

Last night a few hours after the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences had closed for the evening, a series of banjos, fiddles and mandolins paraded past the smiling security officers into an area set aside as a sort of "green room." Musicians from the World of Bluegrass festival put on by the IBMA dropped by WUNC's newly opened studios in the museum for an evening of pickin' and singin'.

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WUNC Updates
10:06 am
Tue September 24, 2013

WUNC Coverage Of "World Of Bluegrass" In Raleigh

IBMA World of Bluegrass is September 24-28 in Raleigh.
Credit IBMA

The number of banjos, mandolins and fiddles has skyrocketed in Raleigh this week as the IBMA bluegrass conference and musical event comes to town. 

The "World of Bluegrass" is an annual business conference, awards show, and multi-day concert series put on by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Raleigh hosts this year's event, and will be the host city through 2015. Last year's gathering in Nashville drew more than 13,000 attendees.

WUNC Updates During IBMA

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The State of Things
1:01 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Historic Marker Dedicated To Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival
Credit / flickr

In the early 1900s in Carrboro, a young Elizabeth Cotten took her brother's handmade guitar from under his bed.

She started playing the instrument upside down - with her right hand on the fret and strumming with her left hand. The young woman went on to become a famous blues and folk musician. Next weekend, Carrboro will dedicate a historic marker to honor Cotton’s legacy and ties to the town.

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WUNC Updates
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan & Dave Alvin At Next BPM Concert

Dave Alvin
Beth Herzhaft Yep Roc

Friday night WUNC, Yep Roc Records, and American Tobacco present the next Back Porch Music Center Stage Concert at Diamond View Park in Durham.  The free event starts at 6 p.m. and runs for three hours with music from The Aoife O'Donovan Band and Dave Alvin with the Guilty Ones. Both performers record for Yep Roc Records based in  Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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WUNC Updates
2:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Bluegrass Broadcast From IBMA On WUNC

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform live on WUNC during the IBMA in Raleigh.
Credit Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Update: Hear the broadcast Wednesday night, September 25, 8-10 p.m. on WUNC and WAMU Bluegrass Country.

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Arts & Culture
11:46 am
Thu August 15, 2013

N.C. Musicians Among This Year's Bluegrass Award Nominees

North Carolina-based Balsam Range raked in the second-most nominations for IBMA Awards Wednesday night.
Credit Balsam Range

The International Bluegrass Music Association's 2013 award ceremony isn't coming to Raleigh until mid-September, but the excitement has already made it to town. Fans gathered at three viewing parties Wednesday night for live announcements of the IMBA Award nominees. 

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8:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

What Ricky Skaggs Considers Music To His Ears

Ricky Skaggs recently spoke with WUNC's Eric Hodge about his new album, 'Music to My Ears.'
Credit Rex Hammock / Flickr Creative Commons

Ricky Skaggs is a musical icon in the state of North Carolina.  He's won multiple Grammys in country music and bluegrass.  He began his career with a TV appearance as a seven-year-old playing with Flatt and Scruggs.  He moved onto Ralph Stanley's band as a teenager before working with Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many others.  He's widely considered to be one of the finest singers and players ever to pick up a banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

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Arts & Culture
11:36 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley

Tom Dooley sign as seen along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Credit Jan Kronsell, 2002 / Wikipedia, Wikicommons

On June 18, 1866, the body of 21-year-old Laura Foster was found in a shallow grave in Wilkes County, NC. Thomas C. Dula (Tom Dooley), a veteran of the Civil War, was tried, convicted and hanged on May 1, 1868, in Statesville, NC, for the murder.  Dula had fled to Tennessee before the discovery of the body.

Controversy surrounded the trial and conviction. The trial was covered widely in national papers including The New York Times. Dula is reported to have said on the gallows, “Gentlemen, do you see this hand? I didn’t harm a hair on the girl’s head.” 

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him

David Holt took this photo of Doc Watson's final MerleFest performance in 2012. Watson died a month later.
Credit David Holt

If you’re searching for the who’s who among bluegrass, Americana, folk, and traditional country musicians, MerleFest is a good place to start. The annual four-day festival kicks off today in Wilkesboro, just as it has every April for the past 25 years. Headlining artists include The Avett Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Jerry Douglas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matraca Berg, and others. But this year for the first time, the festival will lack a performance from its founder, Doc Watson, who died May 29, 2012.

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Back Porch Music
1:41 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham

Credit American Tobacco / American Tobacco

The Celtic powerhouse band Solas will kick off the 2013 Back Porch Music concert series in Durham.  Bluegrass, local blues, and much more will be a part of the four Back Porch concerts scheduled between May and October.

The crowds at the annual Back Porch Music concerts On The Lawn at American Tobacco Campus in Durham have grown so much that "the lawn" can no longer contain the anticipated numbers. This spring and summer  the concerts will be in a much bigger space and have a more festival like feel.

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